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IA AO SAMOA. IMPLEMENTING THE SAMOA SECONDARY SCHOOL HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM: a peg in the ground. Dawn Therese Rasmussen Lecturer Faculty of Education National University of Samoa. RESEARCH PROJECT. PURPOSE OF THE STUDY

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Dawn therese rasmussen lecturer faculty of education national university of samoa

IA AO SAMOA

IMPLEMENTING THE SAMOA SECONDARY SCHOOL HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM: a peg in the ground

Dawn Therese Rasmussen

Lecturer

Faculty of Education

National University of Samoa


Research project

RESEARCH PROJECT

  • PURPOSE OF THE STUDY

    • To find out how the teachers in Samoa were implementing the Samoa Secondary Schools Health and Physical Education Curriculum.

    • Problems encountered in the implementation

    • Why it has taken a long time for schools to accept and teach physical education

    • Attitudes and perceptions of teachers towards physical education

    • Teachers knowledge and understanding of physical education


Background

BACKGROUND

  • HISTORY OF EDUCATION

    • NEW ZEALAND ADMINISTRATION

  • INTRODUCTION OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION

  • THE HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM


Research questions

RESEARCH QUESTIONS

MAIN QUESTION

  • What are the barriers Samoan physical education teachers perceive that hinder the implementation of the Samoa Health and Physical Education Curriculum?


Sub questions

SUB QUESTIONS

  • What do the Samoan principals and physical education teachers perceive the Health and Physical Education Curriculum to be?

  • a. Do the principals and physical education teachers consider that they have adequate knowledge to implement the Health and Physical Education Curriculum?

    b. What specific knowledge do the Samoan principals and physical education teachers consider that they require to teach the Health and Physical Education Curriculum

  • What pedagogies are Samoan physical education teachers using in their physical education classes?

  • Do Samoan principals and physical education teachers consider that they are resourced appropriately to implement the Health and Physical Education Curriculum?


Methodology

METHODOLOGY

CASE STUDY

Two Schools

OBSERVATIONS

Teachers

  • Teachers

  • Principals

SEMI-STRUCTURED INTERVIEWS

Interpretive Paradigm

THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK


Findings

FINDINGS

THEMES

  • Perception of health and physical education

  • Knowledge of Health and Physical Education

  • Pedagogical approach

  • Resourcing and Training.


Why did it take so long for physical education to be recognised

WHY DID IT TAKE SO LONG FOR PHYSICAL EDUCATION TO BE RECOGNISED

  • Examinations played an important role in the delay in being recognised as a subject

  • There was no curriculum although it was one of the several curricular subjects in the school program.

  • Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture did not play their role in ensuring that physical education was being timetabled and taught effectively and efficiently in the schools

  • Physical education is viewed as “sports only and one that is of no use in particular for economical reasons


What is happening now

WHAT IS HAPPENING NOW

  • Increase in schools including it as a subject.

  • Increase in schools including health and physical education for Year 12 School Certificate Examination.

  • 2010 inauguration of the Y13 Health and Physical Education as an examination for Samoa National Pacific Senior School Certificate


Conclusion

CONCLUSION

FAAFETAI

SOIFUA

COME AND VISIT US IN SAMOA


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